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product news: pink gin targets new audience

Gordon’s London Dry Gin is aiming to shake up the gin category with the launch of its new Premium Pink Distilled Gin, providing retailers with the opportunity to appeal to a new, younger adult audience.

product news: Pringles brings back Christmas variants

Pringles is bringing back its range of Christmas flavours in a new gift wrap designed can.

product news: on-pack promotion on Diet Coke

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has unveiled Diet Coke’s latest on-pack promotion and stand-out limited edition designs, offering consumers the chance to win £5,000 every day.

product news: Nestlé Confectionery reveals festive plans

Nestlé Confectionery has unveiled its Christmas offering for 2017. Leading its range are the Smarties Little Choc Penguin (a chocolate shell with mini Smarties inside) and the white chocolate Milkybar Polar Bear Cub (both RRP 65p). Each features four new designs on its foil packaging, giving them added personality and enabling shoppers to choose their favourite.

product news: Nairn’s adds 20% extra fill

Nairn’s is adding 20% extra fill to its three-strong gluten-free Wholegrain Crackers range.

product news: Roberts Bakery unveils rebrand

Roberts Bakery has rebranded as Roberts with the launch of a new identity, positioning and product offering.

product news: Kronenbourg launches new ad campaign

Former footballer and current Kronenbourg brand ambassador Eric Cantona returns to Alsace for Kronenbourg 1664’s latest campaign ‘Le Scarecrow Suprême’.

product news: Trebor puts Softmints in a pot

Trebor has launched its Softmints in a pot format, with the 100g pots available in peppermint and spearmint Softmint variants.

product news: Mars Chocolate finds new female icon

Mars Chocolate UK has launched a new advert for the Galaxy brand, ending its use of the Audrey Hepburn adverts it has been using for the past four years.

product news: Vimto teams up with Millions

Soft drink brand Vimto is teaming up with Millions, the tiny chewy sweets, to create Vimto Millions.

product news: Fanta reveals Halloween plans

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is planning its biggest Halloween campaign from Fanta, including exclusively designed packaging, smaller 150ml can multipacks and an advertising and experiential marketing campaign.

product news: Juiceburst adds new variants

Juiceburst has added two new variants to its range of ‘Schools Approved’ juice drinks: Sour Cherry and Strawberry & Apple.

product news: Pomegreat launches new recipe

Pomegreat pomegranate juice drink, now part of Wonderful Brands, is launching a new recipe with added vitamins and no added sugar to meet this consumer demand for healthier, low sugar options.

product news: Butterkist highlights Chocmallow sales opportunity

Butterkist is predicting the addition of the Butterkist Chocmallow popcorn, which offers original Butterkist Toffee popcorn with chocolate marshmallow flavoured coating, will help Halloween sales soar.

product news: Knorr extends its portfolio

Knorr is adding two new ranges to its portfolio: Concentrated Liquid Stock and Organic Stock Cubes. The new offerings are designed to help consumers quickly add rich flavour to their dishes.

product news: Heinz Yellow Mustard sponsors NFL in the UK

This season, Heinz Yellow Mustard has become the official Mustard sponsor of the NFL in the UK.

product news: Tangerine reveals its Halloween line-up

Tangerine Confectionery has unveiled details of its Halloween offering.

product news: Walkers supports Choose or Lose with TV advert

Walkers is supporting the launch of its Choose or Lose campaign with a new TV advert that launches on the August 28 and will be on air for six weeks.

product news: Mentos launches limited-edition new look

Mentos is launching a new look for three months as a limited edition product.

product news: Country Choice introduces organic demi baguettes

Country has added organic demi baguettes to its bread line-up.

product news: Coldpress launches juice with "zing"

Coldpress juices is about to launch its latest low calorie fruit and veg mix, which aims to complement customers’ snacks.

product news: Bear Nibbles teams up with Puffin Books

Kids snacking brand Bear Nibbles and Puffin Books have agreed a partnership, aiming to introduce children into the world of reading.

product news: Jelly Beans partners super heroes

Jelly Belly Candy Company and Warner Bros Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, have partnered to create specially branded bags of Jelly Beans featuring Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman.

product news: PepsiCo expands Sunbites range

Sunbites is adding to its line-up with the launch of Sunbites Nut Mixes.

product news: Storck UK introduces Knoppers

Storck UK is launching a new product into the sweet snacking category with the introduction of Knoppers.

product news: Mars adds new Dolmio lines

Mars Food UK has launched two new Dolmio products, and unveiled a new global advertising campaign aimed at helping families to enjoy drama-free dinnertimes.

product news: Pernod Ricard unveils Christmas campaigns

In the run-up to Christmas Pernod Ricard UK is launching two campaigns focused on helping retailers increase sales of Scotch whisky and popular cocktail and mixer ingredients: ‘Expertly Selected Whiskies’ and ‘Mix with The Good Stuff’.

product news: Mondelez extends biscuit portfolio

Mondelez International is adding two new biscuits to its portfolio.

product news: Ferrero reveals Christmas plans

Ferrero says it will be investing £8.2m this Christmas while launching new products across its brands, including advent calendars and new boxed chocolate products.

product news: Tyrrells partners women's rugby

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has announced Tyrrells as title partner for the new women’s domestic competition, with the official name of the competition now the Tyrrells Premier 15s.

product news: Rubicon celebrates Diwali

AG Barr is encouraging wholesalers and retailers to make the most of the Diwali opportunity by stocking up on special celebration packs of Rubicon.

product news: Golden Wonder refreshes snacks range

Following the relaunch of its crisps range last year, Golden Wonder has refreshed its snacks range with new products and updated packaging.

product news: pladis unites brands in Christmas campaign

pladis has unveiled plans for what it describes as its biggest ever Christmas brand campaign.

product news: Carling offers Premier League prizes

Carling has launched a new on-pack promotion giving consumers the chance to win an array of Premier League prizes, including the trophy itself.

product news: Nutella extends into biscuits

Nutella is moving into the biscuits category for the first time in the UK, following a trial period.

product news: KP Snacks keeps high profile

Hula Hoops and Pom-Bear are set to hit TV screens this summer, as KP Snacks continues to drive visibility of its snack brands.

product news: McVitie's adds to Digestives Nibbles range

McVitie’s has added to its Digestives Nibbles range with McVitie’s Digestives Nibbles Milk Chocolate Orange.

product news: Lucozade Sport launches new flavour

Lucozade Sport is launching a new flavour, Lucozade Sport Lemon & Lime, offered exclusively to wholesale. Available now, the flavour comes in 500ml £1 price-marked packs.

product news: Wall's introduces breakfast rolls

Wall’s, the heritage sausage brand owned by Kerry Foods, is investing in the hot food-to-go category with the launch of two new “heat to eat” breakfast rolls.

product news: Wrigley brings back in-car holder

Wrigley is aiming to unlock new consumption occasions and category growth potential across its sugarfree gum portfolios, this August, with the return of its innovative, in-car gum holder, free of charge with selected purchased gum bottles.

product news: Panasonic teams up with Spider-Man film

Panasonic Batteries has teamed up with the Spider-Man film franchise for a European promotional partnership across 30 countries, for the launch of Spiderman: Homecoming.

Jelly Babies go Tropical with its latest flavour

Maynards Bassetts Jelly Babies are available in a Tropical variant containing mango, banana and pineapple flavours. As with original Jelly Babies, the new sweets are made from real fruit juice with natural colours and flavours.

Mars' new launch spreads goodness across the UK

Mars Chocolate UK has unveiled a new treat called goodnessKNOWS, its biggest brand launch in the UK since Celebrations. It comprises four snackable squares crammed with fruit, whole nuts, rolled oats and dipped in dark chocolate. It's described as a 'tasty, high-quality and shareable treat' that can be eaten all at once, or broken up through the day.

Two world food flavours added to Pot Noodle range

Pot Noodle has added two new flavours to its line up. Ready to eat in just four minutes, Chicken Korma and BBQ Pulled Pork have been carefully selected to tap into the growing trend for world food, while appealing to consumers who are looking to enjoy a quick, tasty hot snack.

Free gift with every Wall's Pastry pack

Wall's Pastry has launched an on-pack promotion across five million packs of its slices, pasties and jumbo sausage rolls.

Jameson's Ruffles extend with a peppermint variety

Tangerine Confectionery is extending the Jameson's brand with the launch of Peppermint Ruffles.

Functional FitWater - new from Lucozade Sport

Lucozade Sport has launched a new functional water, FitWater. Available in 600ml bottles (rrp 89p), it contains four electrolytes sodium and chloride to help replenish what you lose in sweat, magnesium which contributes to a reduction in tiredness and fatigue, and calcium to help with normal muscle function. With an additional £75.8m-worth of value sales in the past year alone (IRI data), water currently accounts for 14% of total value sales of Great Britain's soft drinks. And functional water is the fastest-growing area within the still water segment, with a sales increase of 27.6% .

The Food Doctor delivers to BP forecourts and beyond

Healthy snacking brand The Food Doctor has bolstered its offering for the forecourt sector with the roll-out of a four-strong range of Goodness Bars. The 40g bars communicate the health benefits clearly and concisely on the back of the pack.

Kellogg's now offers Nuts & More for on-the-go

Kellogg's is updating its snacks portfolio with a new product for shoppers who want something tasty and packed with fibre to eat on-the-go.

product news: Wall's Pastry in major on-pack offer

Wall’s Pastry, has launched a new campaign which will see a multi-million pound prize giveaway through a major on-pack promotional campaign.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 15 January 2018
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East124.9460.90131.85122.27
East Midlands124.34132.31121.54
London125.0662.90132.42122.10
North East123.94133.63121.07
North West124.1658.50132.51121.18
Northern Ireland123.4169.90128.40120.85
Scotland124.5774.90130.88121.33
South East125.1561.40132.52122.48
South West124.73130.24121.91
Wales124.44128.57121.19
West Midlands123.7465.23132.27121.20
Yorkshire & Humber123.9161.90132.74121.12

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